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Java Java Data Structures Efficiency! Using a Map to store Contact Methods

Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson
10,936 Points

Very lost on part 3/3

I have watched the videos a couple of times, and still can't seem to figure out how to complete part 3/3 of this challenge. If someone could assist me I would appreciate it.

com/example/model/Contact.java
package com.example.model;

import java.util.Map;
import java.util.Set;
import java.util.HashMap;

public class Contact {
  private String mFirstName;
  private String mLastName;
  private Map<String, String> mContactMethods;

  public Contact(String firstName, String lastName) {
    mFirstName = firstName;
    mLastName = lastName;
    /* This stores contact methods by name
     * eg:  "phone" => "(555) 555-1234"
     */
    mContactMethods = new HashMap<String, String>();
  }

  public void addContactMethod(String method, String value) {
    // TODO: Add to the contact method map
    mContactMethods.put(method, value);
  }

  /**
   * Returns the available contact methods.  eg: phone, pager,
   *
   * @return The name of the contact methods that are available
   */
  public Set<String> getAvailableContactMethods() {
    // FIXME: This should return the current contact method names.
    Set keys = mContactMethods.keySet();
    return keys;
  }

  /**
   * Returns the value for the contact method if it exists, 
   *
   * @param methodName  The name of the contact method to look up.
   * @return The name of the contact methods that are available
   */
  public String getContactInfo(String methodName) {
    // FIXME: return the value for the passed in *methodName*
    return null;
  }

  public String getFirstName() {
    return mFirstName;
  }

  public String getLastName() {
    return mLastName;
  }

}

2 Answers

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,533 Points

All getContactInfo needs to do is get a value out of the mContactMethods map. You're being passed in the key, so you can use that with the get method on mContactMethods to retrieve the data.

Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson
10,936 Points

A lot simpler than I was trying to make it, thanks Dan!